NCSR “Demokritos” ERL participates in the PANhellenic infrastructure for Atmospheric Composition and climatE change (PANACEA), with other partners including the University of Crete, the National Observatory of Athens, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the National Technical University of Athens, FORTH – Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences, the University of Ioannina, the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, the Democritus University of Thrace, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Technical University of Crete, the University of the Aegean, the University of Patras and the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research.
PANhellenic infrastructure for Atmospheric Composition and climatE chAnge (PANACEA) is envisioned to become the high-class, integrated Research Infrastructure (RI) for atmospheric composition and climate change not only for Greece, but also for southern Europe and eastern Mediterranean, an area that is acknowledged as a hot spot for climate change. The RI is designed to be in full compliance with EU Regulation 651/26.6.2014 and act as the Greek component of ACTRIS/ESFRI (Aerosols, Clouds and Trace gases Research Infrastructure) and ICOS/ESFRI (Integrated CO2 Observation System).
PANACEA addresses the need for monitoring of atmospheric composition, solar radiation variations, climate change and related natural hazards in Greece, and for providing tailored services to crucial national economy sectors that are affected by air pollution and climate change, such as public health, agriculture/food security, tourism, shipping and energy/ renewables.
PANACEA will act as a hub for the next generation of environmental scientists and attract promising young researchers for research and industry, bridge science with industry and entrepreneurship, induce new local jobs, new investments and market at national, EU and international level, in line with EU priorities.
PANACEA is implemented under the action “Reinforcement of the Research and Innovation Infrastructure”, funded by the operational programme “Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation” (NSRF 2014-2020) and co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).